This Beef Tenderloin Salad is a simple delicious beef, cranberry and pear healthy recipe idea for dinner or lunch!

Beef Tenderloin Salad Recipe. A delicious savory and sweet cranberry and pear healthy recipe topped with homemade honey mustard dressing. Perfect for lunch or dinner!

You’ll love this amazing beef tenderloin salad recipe!

If you enjoy a great salad, you will want to make this Beef Tenderloin Salad Recipe! With a mix of cranberries and pears, topped with homemade honey mustard dressing, this sweet and tangy salad is addicting.

I was invited to attend a cooking event with local Dallas bloggers sponsored by The Texas Beef Council. Beef and bloggers? I was so in!

Chef Richard Chamberlain - cooking demonstration.

A big bonus was when Chef Richard Chamberlain from Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House came out for a cooking demonstration. He explained all about cooking beef and shared some recipes from his book, The Healthy Beef Cookbook.

I also enjoyed meeting Angela Lemond, from MommyDietitian.com, who spoke to us about healthy eating options for kids. My favorite advice she gave us was to take the fruit and vegetables out of the refrigerator crisper so they won’t be forgotten!

Move healthy foods to the shelves and put items like eggs and condiments in the crisper. Angela will be happy to know I spent Sunday cleaning out my fridge and now the eggs are in the crisper!

Angela also inspired me to get back to my weekly meal plans. YAY! So look for some new meal plans in the next few weeks.

After drooling over the food, and the chef, I promptly got my photo with Chef Richard!

Then we were sorted into teams to make fabulous beef recipes.

Amy Locurto - Cooking Beef With Dallas Bloggers

My favorite dish of the day was the Beef Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear salad. It was so easy and delicious!

I had never made homemade honey mustard salad dressing before, and was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to make.

Would you like to save this?

We'll email this post to you, so you can come back to it later!

Beef Tenderloin Salad Recipe! With a mix of cranberries and pears, topped with honey mustard dressing, this sweet and tangy salad is addicting.

I’m happy that I was given permission to share this Beef Tenderloin Salad recipe with you. I hope you enjoy this incredible salad!

How to make Beef Tenderloin Salad with Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (approx. 4 oz. each)
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse grind black pepper
  • 1 package (5 oz.) mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 medium red or green pear, cored, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1/2 cup prepared honey mustard
  • 2-3 Tbsp. water
  • 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Instructions

Season steaks with 1/2 tsp. pepper. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 7 to 9 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, whisk Honey Mustard Dressing ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Set aside. Divide greens evenly among 4 plates. Top evenly with pear wedges and dried cranberries.

Carve steaks into thin slices; season with salt as desired. Divide steak slices evenly over salads. Top each salad evenly with dressing, pecans and goat cheese, if desired.

Beef Tenderloin Salad

Beef Tenderloin Salad Recipe! With a mix of cranberries and pears, topped with honey mustard dressing, this sweet and tangy salad is addicting.
Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Yield: 4
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 4 beef tenderloin steaks cut 3/4 inch thick (approx. 4 oz. each)
  • ½ teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1 package 5 oz. mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 medium red or green pear cored, cut into 16 wedges
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • salt
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans toasted
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese optional
  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • ½ cup prepared honey mustard
  • 2-3 tablespoon water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. coarse grind black pepper
  • tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Season beef tenderloin steaks with pepper.
  • Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.
  • Place steaks in skillet; cook 7 to 9 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally.
  • Whisk Honey Mustard Dressing ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Set aside.
  • Divide salad greens evenly among 4 plates.
  • Top with fresh pear wedges and dried cranberries.
  • Carve steaks into thin slices.
  • Add steak slices to salads.
  • Top each salad evenly with dressing, pecans and goat cheese.
Plan To Make This?Please share if you do. Mention @LivingLocurto or tag #LivingLocurto on Instagram. We'd love to see!
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Calories: 321kcal

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 434mg | Fiber: 3.3g

 You might also like these recipes:

10 Quick and Easy Salad Recipes 

10 Easy Salad Recipes Perfect for Pizza Night! LivingLocurto.com

Easy French Dip Sliders Recipe

These are the best French Dip Sliders! Easy Baked Roast Beef Sandwiches with only ten minutes of prep time that are perfect for a quick and easy family meal or a party appetizer.

Here are more of my favorite salad recipe ideas:

 

This event was sponsored by The Texas Beef Council who gave me a nice goodie bag and lunch.

Share the fun!

Similar Posts

19 Comments

  1. I love the flavor of beef and I have eaten plenty over the past 50 plus years. I am all in favor of the Healthy Beef Cookbook because I am not ready to give up that beef experience. One of the secrets that I fell upon six years ago while living in Wyoming cattle country was grass-fed bison tenderloin. It tastes like beef, but it is lower in cholesterol than chicken or salmon (and, of course, beef). There are several reliable producers, but the source that I have come to rely on is http://www.highplainsbison.com.

  2. What a wonderful opportunity. I love the tip about moving the fruit and veggies out of the crisper and in plain sight! This salad looks wonderful and I am so glad you shared it. Thank you, also, for linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  3. oh my goodness, that looks unbelievably delicious!! must find some good beef and get cooking! my husband thanks you for sharing that divine recipe!! 😉

  4. Y’all only like the Tenderloin Cranberry and Pear salad because I cooked the beef. Come on, admit it. 🙂

    I went home and made it again the very next day. Its a new favorite.

  5. I looked at the first picture and went hey, she’s totally at my office! My office is located in the back of the culinary school since I work for the distributor side. How random is that?

Comments are closed.

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)